• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung WB800F advantages over Olympus SH-2

  • Less expensive
    $300 vs $400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner

Olympus SH-2 advantages over Samsung WB800F

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 483 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 16 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung WB850F

Samsung WB800F
Samsung WB850F
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Slow-motion videos
Olympus SH-2
Samsung WB850F
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • RAW file ability
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Olympus SH-50

Samsung WB800F
Olympus SH-50
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
Olympus SH-2
Olympus SH-50
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • RAW file ability
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung WB800F
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Olympus SH-2
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB800F
Samsung WB350F
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus SH-2
Samsung WB350F
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $232
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Olympus SH-1

Samsung WB800F
Olympus SH-1
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus SH-2
Olympus SH-1
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
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